California Golden Bears football statistical leaders

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The California Golden Bears football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the California Golden Bears football program in various categories,[1] including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Golden Bears represent the University of California, Berkeley in the NCAA's Pac-12 Conference.

Although California began competing in intercollegiate football in 1886,[1] the school's official record book generally does not include entries from before the 1940s, as records from earlier times are often incomplete and inconsistent.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

  • Since the 1940s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
  • The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
  • Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002.[2] The Golden Bears have played in nine bowl games since this decision, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.
  • California's 11 highest seasons in total offensive output have all come since 2003 under head coaches Jeff Tedford and Sonny Dykes. The 4 seasons under coach Dykes have been Cal's four highest passing yards seasons in school history, leading to quarterbacks Jared Goff and Davis Webb putting up unprecedented passing totals.

These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

Passing[edit]

Passing yards[edit]

Passing touchdowns[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Rushing yards[edit]

Rushing touchdowns[edit]

Receiving[edit]

Receptions[edit]

Receiving yards[edit]

Receiving touchdowns[edit]

Total offense[edit]

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[22]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]

Defense[edit]

Interceptions[edit]

Tackles[edit]

Sacks[edit]

Kicking[edit]

Field goals made[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2015 California Golden Bears Media Guide" (PDF). CalBears.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2014-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Davis Webb". ESPN.com. 2016-12-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Goff rallies Bears to 48–46 comeback win over Sun Devils". ESPN.com. 2015-11-28. 
  5. ^ a b "California beats Washington State 60-59". ESPN.com. 2014-10-04. 
  6. ^ a b c "Pumphrey breaks record as San Diego St. beats Cal 45-40". ESPN.com. 2016-09-10. 
  7. ^ a b c "Sankey, Price lead Huskies to 41–17 rout of Bears". ESPN.com. 2013-10-26. 
  8. ^ a b "Goff passes for 485 yards in Cal's 37-30 win". ESPN.com. 2013-09-07. 
  9. ^ a b "Devils use late interceptions to beat Bears 51-41". ESPN.com. 2016-09-24. 
  10. ^ a b c "Goff tosses 6 TDs, Cal tops Air Force 55–36 in Armed Forces". ESPN.com. 2015-12-29. 
  11. ^ a b c "California beats Colorado 59–56 in double OT". ESPN.com. 2014-09-27. 
  12. ^ a b "Cal ends four-game skid with 54–24 win over Oregon State". ESPN.com. 2015-11-14. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Chad Hansen". ESPN.com. 2016-12-03. 
  14. ^ "Davis Webb soars in debut as Cal whips Hawaii in Sydney". ESPN.com. 2016-08-26. 
  15. ^ "USC pounces on five turnovers to pummel Cal". ESPN.com. 2011-10-13. 
  16. ^ "Collin Ellis returns 2 INTs for TDs as Northwestern slips by Cal". ESPN.com. 2013-08-31. 
  17. ^ "Keith Price tosses 3 TD passes as Washington downs California". ESPN.com. 2011-09-24. 
  18. ^ "Webb throws 4 TD passes to lead Cal past No. 11 Texas 50-43". ESPN.com. 2016-09-17. 
  19. ^ "Denker's 4 TDs pace Arizona past California, 33-28". ESPN.com. 2013-11-02. 
  20. ^ "BYU tops Cal 42–35, denying Bears bowl eligibility". ESPN.com. 2014-11-29. 
  21. ^ "Goff throws 3 TDs in 1st half as Cal beats Grambling 73-14". ESPN.com. 2015-09-05. 
  22. ^ "Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Record Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  23. ^ "Matt Anderson". ESPN.com. 2016-12-03.